Computer Matters

Computers can do so many wonderful things, sometimes people get the idea that computers can do anything. Actually, what computers do isn't all that wonderful— they just do it really fast, which makes it seem wonderful. Here are a few stories that illustrate the ways computers fall short of wonderfulness.

Stupidity is everwhere, but it's hard to forgive a  stupid repairman. 

I've never liked the plethora of folders in Mac OS X. Here's a cautionary tale about that.    Folder Wars 

Computer error messages don't always speak the truth.     Erroneous Error Message 

Doing simple things over and over will get the job done, but not quickly.     Stumbling Over a Square Root 

Sometimes people don't realize how easily multiple operations can get out of hand.     The Universal Library 


 

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